$100,000 Challenge
$100,000 Challenge
Dia 1 Terminado

Mike McDonald Leads After Day 1 of the $100,000 Frenzy

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Day 1 of the 2014 Aussie Millions AU$100,000 Challenge was, well, an insane flurry of action like nothing we've ever seen before. At the end of the day, 66 entries were generated. Ten of those came from the tandem of Isaac Haxton and Daniel Negreanu, each of whom fired five bullets into the event. Negreanu ended the day with 221,500 in chips, while Haxton busted for a fifth time.

Leading the 29 survivors into Day 2 was Mike "Timex" McDonald. After a making a late appearance to this year's festival, McDonald finished an exciting first day with a field-leading 468,500 in chips. The only other player over 400,000 to finish was Paul Newey, and he bagged up 428,500. Then Richard Yong, Antonio Esfandiari, and Phil Ivey round out the top five stacks.

With over 40 unique players in the event, the field was jam packed with poker's high-rolling superstars. Jason Mercier, Justin Bonomo, Doug Polk, Viktor Blom, Patrik Antonius, Fabian Quoss, Philipp Gruissem, Mike Watson, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, and Tom Dwan were just a handful of names to take a shot (or two, or three) and advance to Day 2. Joining them will be reigning World Series of Poker Main Event champion Ryan Riess, who he bagged up 208,500 in chips.

Furthermore, there are rumors swirling of even more entries to come. Registration and reentry will remain open right up until the start of Day 2 at 12:30 p.m. local time on Saturday, and the word on the street is that Tobias Reinkemeier will be back in the mix after busting, and Sorel Mizzi and Scott Seiver may join up on their day off from the Main Event final table. The field could easily eclipse 70 entries, which would put quite the icing on the cake for this highly-anticipated event.

The Day 2 table draw, prize pool, and payouts won't be made available until registration officially closes, so you will have to stay tuned for that information. If Day 1 is any hint of what's to come in this event, Day 2 will be a day you won't want to miss. Be sure to stay tuned right here to PokerNews for all of the live updates straight from the tournament floor as we hunker down for a long finish.

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (Completo)

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With 29 players remaining, Mike "Timex" McDonald has the chip lead entering Day 2. Official end-of-day chip counts are posted below and a recap will follow shortly.

Mike McDonald ca
Mike McDonald
ca 468,500 201,500
Paul Newey gb
Paul Newey
gb 428,500 18,500
Richard Yong my
Richard Yong
my 379,500 199,500
Antonio Esfandiari us
Antonio Esfandiari
us 364,000 -161,000
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 341,500 101,500
Tom Dwan us
Tom Dwan
us 323,000 63,000
Igor Kurganov ru
Igor Kurganov
ru 310,000 -20,000
Winfred Yu hk
Winfred Yu
hk 301,000 21,000
Max Altergott de
Max Altergott
de 288,800 48,800
Paul Phua my
Paul Phua
my 274,000 -71,000
Philipp Gruissem de
Philipp Gruissem
de 258,000 23,000
Jeff Rossiter au
Jeff Rossiter
au 233,000 58,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 221,500 121,500
Fabian Quoss de
Fabian Quoss
de 219,500 -55,500
Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
us 208,500 33,500
Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
de 202,000 102,000
Doug Polk us
Doug Polk
us 177,500 -197,500
Tony Bloom gb
Tony Bloom
gb 171,000 21,000
Patrik Antonius fi
Patrik Antonius
fi 151,000 -19,000
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 141,000 55,000
Jason Mo us
Jason Mo
us 141,000 -59,000
Max Lehmanski de
Max Lehmanski
de 135,500
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca 123,500 -126,500
Viktor Blom se
Viktor Blom
Full Tilt Professional
se 110,000 10,000
Christoph Vogelsang de
Christoph Vogelsang
de 104,000 4,000

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Three More Hands

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Christoph Vogelsang has opted to reenter. He won't get much of a chance to run it up though as the tournament staff has just announced that they will play three more hands before bagging and tagging for the night.

We're headed out to catch any last minute action and to compile some counts, so stay tuned for those as well as a recap of the Day 1 action.

Christoph Vogelsang de
Christoph Vogelsang
de 100,000 100,000

Smith Will Wait Until Day 2

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Dan SmithHad a great start to the day but it fizzled out when QJ < AT on KQJ then lost the rest versus Patrick Kk < AA. Will be back at it tomorrow
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us Eliminado